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Hu, Rajapakse pledge to boost ties


June 17th, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
St. Petersburg, June 17 (IANS) Chinese President Hu Jintao and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapakse Friday discussed ways to boost bilateral cooperation during their meeting on the sidelines of ... Read more...

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Tamil Nadu calls for sanctions against Sri Lanka


June 8th, 2011 - 7:06 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, June 8 (IANS) The Tamil Nadu assembly Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the Indian government to impose economic sanctions on Sri Lanka and approach the United Nations to ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan Cricket left with huge 23 m dollar debt after World Cup


April 12th, 2011 - 7:52 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr. 12 (ANI): Being a finalist in the cricket World Cup for a second consecutive time has not helped Sri Lanka financially, it seems.Sri Lanka Cricket today said it has to ... Read more...

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Billion hearts, one dream: India prays for encore


April 2nd, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) It isn't quite war this time. With three days to recoup from the spent emotions of Mohali, a cheerful and excited India Saturday was ... Read more...

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UK Commonwealth Director sacked over racist bullying allegations


February 22nd, 2011 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 22 (ANI): Mark Collins, the Director of the Commonwealth Foundation, has been sacked from his post over claims that he oversaw an environment of racist bullying at the organisation.The ... Read more...

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General VK Singh to visit Sri Lanka to strengthen military ties


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): To strengthen bilateral military ties with Sri Lanka, Army Chief General VK Singh will embark on a three day visit to the island nation on Sunday.During this ... Read more...

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Setting deadline for resettlement of Tamils is unrealistic: Lankan Foreign Minister


May 17th, 2010 - 1:03 am ICT by ANI
By Naveen KapoorTehran, May 16 (ANI): Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Professor G.L. Peiris has said that setting a deadline to rehabilitation of the displaced Tamils is "unrealistic".In an exclusive interview with the ... Read more...

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Rajpaksa close to becoming Lanka President for a second term


January 27th, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan.27 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has taken a substantial 60 percent lead in the country's sixth presidential election, leaving main rival former army chief General Sarath Fonseka behind.Rajapakse has ... Read more...

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23 candidates to contest Sri Lanka presidential poll


December 17th, 2009 - 12:54 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Dec 16 (IANS) Twenty-three candidates, representing 18 political parties and five independent groups, will contest the Sri Lankan presidential election Jan 26, an official said Wednesday. Incumbent President Mahida Rajapakse of ... Read more...

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Regional Tamil party stages protest against Lankan Government in Chennai


October 22nd, 2009 - 9:20 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Oct 22(ANI): Activists and supporters of Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK), a regional political party of Tamil Nadu, converged in large numbers at Chennai on Thursday to stage a protest against the ... Read more...

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Meet Tamil aspirations to end violence: India tells Sri Lanka


July 10th, 2009 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A Closure to the cycle of violence in Sri Lanka is only possible after initiation of a political process that allows the aspirations of the Tamils within ... Read more...

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Lanka Government says aid access only after screening LTTE rebels


May 24th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 24 (ANI): The Government of Sri Lanka on Sunday said that it would allow UN aid workers access to Tamil refugees housed in camps after weeding out elements suspected of ... Read more...

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UN chief urge humanitarian access to displaced refugees in Sri Lanka


May 23rd, 2009 - 5:59 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 23 (ANI): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here to press Sri Lanka Government for unrestricted access to the estimated 250,000 refugees displaced by the army's conflict with the Tamil ... Read more...

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Tamil refugees believe Prabhakaran still alive


May 21st, 2009 - 10:16 pm ICT by ANI
By Jehovah. GCoimbatore, May 21 (ANI): Though the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's chief Vellupillai Prabhakaran's dead body was shown all over media channels on Tuesday by Sri Lanka Army, many Tamil ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran is still alive, claims LTTE


May 19th, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 19 (ANI): Rejecting Sri Lankan Government's claim that Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam's chief V. Prabhakaran has been killed by the army, LTTE's International Relations head S. Pathmanathan on Tuesday ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka declares end of war against LTTE after killing Prabhakaran


May 18th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 18 (ANI): Sri Lanka on Monday formally announced the end of war against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam after chief V Prabhakaran was shot dead while trying to flee ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi on fast over Sri Lankan issue


April 27th, 2009 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 27 (ANI): Pushing forward his demand for an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has gone on an indefinite fast here on Monday morning. ... Read more...

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar recalls trauma among Sri Lankan Tamils


April 23rd, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Apr 23 (ANI): Art of Living Guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who visited Sri Lanka on a humanitarian mission, said that there is immense trauma among the Tamil people living in ... Read more...

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Karunanidhi calls for 12-hour strike in Chennai


April 22nd, 2009 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 22 (ANI): Pushing forward his demand for an immediate ceasefire in Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi has called for a 12-hour strike in Chennai on ... Read more...

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Final assault against LTTE chief Prabhakaran begins


April 21st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr.21 (ANI): The Sri Lankan Army has begun its final assault on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in Puthumattalam on Tuesday after Army's deadline for surrender of LTTE Chief ... Read more...

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Rajapaksa urges global community to pressurise LTTE (Lead)


April 18th, 2009 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 18 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Saturday urged the international community to exert pressure on the Tamil Tigers to free civilians, rather than asking him to pause the military ... Read more...

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Miliband, French counterpart accuse LTTE of using civilians as human shields


April 16th, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.16 (ANI): British Foreign Secretary David Miliband and his French counterpart Bernard Kouchner have accused the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) of using civilians as human shields in the conflict ... Read more...

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Lankan forces in no hurry to corner LTTE in safe zone


April 6th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Apr.6 (ANI): Sri Lankan Government troops have said that they are in no hurry to storm a safe zone to pursue Tamil Tiger rebels in the north-east.The country's defence secretary, Gotabhaya ... Read more...

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India asks Sri Lanka to ensure the safety of Tamil civilians


February 6th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has said though President Rajapakse has assured the safety of its civilians, but Colombo should make efforts to achieve the devolution ... Read more...

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Mukherjee meets Lankan president, seeks assurance for the safety of Tamils


January 28th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by ANI
Colambo, Jan. 28 (ANI): The External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee has called on the Lankan Pesident Mahindra Rajapakse to take steps to ensure the safety of Sri Lankan Tamils during the ... Read more...

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Sri Lankan army captures LTTEs headquarter


January 2nd, 2009 - 8:24 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, Jan.2 (ANI): The Sri Lankan army has seized the Tamil Tigers'' de facto capital of Kilinochchi. Sources from President Mahinda Rajapaksa''s office said that the troops entered Kilinochchi from two locations ... Read more...

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No ceasfire with LTTE, Rajapakse says he will take care of Tamils


November 13th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.13 (ANI): Visiting Sri Lankan President Mahindra Rajapakse today said that there was no question of ordering a cease-fire against the rebel Liberation Tigers for Tamil Ealam (LTTE), and ... Read more...

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India to send relief to Tamil people in Sri Lanka


October 27th, 2008 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai, Oct 27 (ANI): India will provide 800 tonnes of relief material to the civilian population in conflict-hit Sri Lanka to areas where Indian origin Tamil population is predominant, this was ... Read more...

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Lankan President assures Manmohan of Tamil communitys safety


October 18th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 18 (AI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Saturday assured Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh that all necessary steps are being taken to ensure the safety and well ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka asks aid workers to leave battle zones


September 9th, 2008 - 3:35 am ICT by IANS
Colombo, Sep 9 (Xinhua) The Sri Lankan government Monday asked the international aid agencies to leave the country's Northern province as fighting between security forces and Tamil Tiger rebels has intensified, an ... Read more...

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China says it’s confident of holding successful Olympics


April 10th, 2008 - 11:08 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) Xinhua Beijing, April 10 (Xinhua) China Thursday said it was confident of holding the Olympic Games successfully despite disruptive protests as a number of countries voiced their opposition to politicising the world sports ... Read more...

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